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100 + meat birds

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by patimekiller, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. patimekiller

    patimekiller In the Brooder

    Jun 5, 2010
    Nw pennsylvania
    New to this site .I have raised meat birds for 3 years now and I just found this site.

    I am currently 2 weeks in on 100+ Cornish x this Sunday. getting ready to put them in the grazing pens I built for them this year. I will try to post some pics of the pens and the chicks as they get bigger. Any one ever build a scalder out of a old hot water ( electric) heater? Also where is the cheapest plucker fingers . Thanks for the help.
  2. SteveH

    SteveH Songster

    Nov 10, 2009
    West/Central IL
  3. patimekiller

    patimekiller In the Brooder

    Jun 5, 2010
    Nw pennsylvania
  4. peterlund

    peterlund Songster

    Jan 29, 2010
    MA Cranberry Country
    100 Birds ...Wow. I assume you are selling them. I have seen a bunch of plucker fingers on ebay and a few other sites fairly cheap, but are you goiing to build the plucker yourself?? How many birds did you raise in the past? Sorry to pick your brain... Did my first 6 Cornish x a few months back, and I am going to try to convince wife to let me do a coupkle dozen to last the winter...
  5. schmism

    schmism Songster

    Feb 16, 2007
    Peoria IL
    im working on converting a gas water heater.... there was another person on the site that has some pics of there setup...

    for plucker fingers... ive heard low as 55cent but avg was .80 to 1.00 each with shipping.

    i got mine from Kenrick ...125 for $99 shipping included
  6. patimekiller

    patimekiller In the Brooder

    Jun 5, 2010
    Nw pennsylvania
    First year I raised 25 cxrocks and 12 black sex link hen. All 25 for my self.
    Second year started with 70 cxrocks did not sell any Some to my inlaws , mother, sister
    this year I have lost my brain durring ordering but yes I am gonna try and sell a few for just a little more than what I have in them. When I raise them in the past I think I raised em to around 5 6 lbs for 7 8 bucks a piece. I didn't keep good notes then. This year I have a folder that all my feed slips are going in.
  7. anthonyjames

    anthonyjames Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    Port Washington, WI
  8. Go to Herrick Kimball's website to get your plucker fingers. Very reasonably priced and quick service.

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